CA Becomes the 5th State to Legalize Physician Aid-in-Dying

On October 5, 2015, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law Assembly Bill X2-15 (the End of Life Option Act), landmark legislation providing mentally competent, terminally ill adults the option of requesting a doctor’s prescription for aid-in-dying drugs to painlessly and peacefully shorten their dying process.

AB X2-15 is modeled after Senate Bill 128, authored by Senator Wolk and Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  Both Wolk and Monning are coauthors of AB X2-15, authored by Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D-Stockton).

Read more about this historic legislation HERE.


Senator Wolk with Governor Brown the day after
he signs AB X2-15.

Watch the State Senate vote to approve the historic legislation HERE.

 

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Wolk honored for advancing efficient, cost-saving methods for delivering public projects

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Senator recognized for work to enable use of best design and construction methods

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National and Western Pacific Region honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her work to advance practices that enable the state, counties, cities, and special districts to achieve the best outcomes for public projects.

Napa Chamber honors Wolk for ‘tireless dedication’, contributions to Napa County

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Wolk work in State Legislature helped Napa’s community, business, to thrive

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Napa Chamber of Commerce honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) last Friday for her “tireless dedication” and work to support the Napa community and area businesses.

Davis College Democrats honor Wolk’s ‘Outstanding Service in Government’

January 25, 2016

 

Senator Wolk recognized for ‘dedication to California and the community’

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –The Davis College Democrats honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) with an Indigo Award for her Outstanding Service in Government last Friday.